|Prisoners in Tây Ninh receive clemency. — Photo baotayninh.vn|Viet Nam News
TÂY NINH – The jail terms of 621 prisoners in the southern province of Tây Ninh have been shortened on the occasion of Tết (Lunar New Year), according to the provincial People’s Court.
Of the total, 93 inmates were released ahead of schedule and the remaining 528 received a reduction in their time ranging from one to 19 months.
The prisoners granted amnesties are those who showed good conduct and sincere repentance while serving their sentence.
The amnesty policy of the Vietnamese Party and State reflects the humanitarian tradition of the Vietnamese nation, which encourages offenders to rehabilitate and become useful members of society. — VNS